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The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
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Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.

These Disturbing 'Alien' Portraits Are More Familiar Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts

The face is one of the most analyzed, stereotyped, idolized and judged aspects of the human body. From the eyebrows to the chin, people across the glo...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Some Pure Adulterated Joy with Morning Parade & Lots of "Love" for Matrimony

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"Alienation" isn't just a term that best describes what it's like to be a New York Mets fan. It's also the title of one of this year's best tracks by ...

Here Is How I Get in Trouble

Fred Waitzkin | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Fred Waitzkin

When I'm deep into a writing project, sweating and excited by the flow of sentences and images, I may slip in a quick peek at my iPhone. Then I turn...

Interview With Critically Acclaimed Author, Alan Kaufman

Lisa Chau | Posted 03.25.2014 | Books
Lisa Chau

Alan Kaufman, the Bronx-born son of a French-Jewish Holocaust survivor, is author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Jew Boy and Drunken Angel. Kaufman's writings are subversive articulations of extreme outsiderness.

Washingwood: Alienation Day

Steve Faber | Posted 09.08.2013 | Comedy
Steve Faber

I smiled and walked away, baffled as always. Suddenly something Tim253 said came jumping back at me. And what he said seem to make the whole thing comprehensible. At least for the moment.

Boomer Psych 101: You Are Not Alone

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 05.11.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

Rising job/career loss concerns, too much information and major cultural shifts since WWII have affected us all, unless of course you live in a media-free bubble, in which case you probably aren't reading this anyway.

Naming the Shame That Can Cripple

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.10.2012 | Women
Marcia G. Yerman

Guilt is external; you can fix it. To have shame is to think, "I am damaged."

The Yoga of Ecology: Simple Living, High Thinking

Chris Fici | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Chris Fici

If you have a "green thumb", if your fingernails are constantly caked in dirt (like Terry's), or if you simply desire to make our ecological footprint more sane, then Terry is a fountain of knowledge to take advantage of.

For Love or Money

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.28.2012 | Home
Robert Koehler

Economics is a cruel game. The stakes are life and death. The driving theory is simplistic, mechanical, with a cauldron of emotion and judgment bubbling just below the surface.

Growin' Up in the Age of Bad Deals

Craig Werner | Posted 07.24.2012 | College
Craig Werner

In a way the Cold War and the war on terrorism both define Springsteen and our generation, and there's a lot of similarities that transcend the temporal difference of half a century.

Trauma And The Hourglass Of Time

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert D. Stolorow

If you, or someone you care about, ever experience a traumatic loss, never think or utter the words, "You have to let it go and move on." Time does not heal the wounds of trauma.

The Traumas of War

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert D. Stolorow

Below is a letter I received from military psychiatrist, Dr. Russell Carr, describing the terrible toll the traumas of war have been taking on service...

Why Hipsters Will Save Theater: Cherrywood

Monica Westin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Monica Westin

What ultimately distinguishes hipsterdom is the ironic distance its members have from their identities... the very alienated orientation that I will argue we need to save American theater.

The Tea Party Has a Point

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Reverend Billy

You can turn off the TV and head for the hills, but the hills are alive with fluorescent and bug-eyed tchochkes leaping from the walls of shopping centers that came out of nowhere.

Who's Really Nuts, 20/20 or the 'Crazy Cat Ladies'?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

20/20 recently treated its viewers to a condescending pity-party for the women it calls 'crazy cat ladies.' The segment, with an accompanying article online, was so over-the-top that it was almost a parody of itself.

Health Insurance Industry: How Karl Marx Can Help Us Understand the Health Care Crisis

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

The word "industry" itself is apt in describing our current insurance system. Under "industry" we assume that there is a concrete, external object produced through human labor that is insurable.